Nationality: American of Danish descent. Occupation: Missionary. Missions with C4C: Dominican Republic 2005; Haiti 2006, 2007 (twice), 2008, 2009 (twice), 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; Indonesia 2007, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2019; Kilimanjaro 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020; Malawi 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020; Mexico 2005; Morocco 2013, 2015 and 2017; Nepal 2011, 2012 (twice), 2013, 2014 (twice), 2015 (twice), 2016 (twice), 2017 (twice), 2018, 2019 (twice), and 2020; Nigeria 2011; Peru 2011, 2014 and 2017; Philippines 2008, 20... Read more »
Damson teaching one of the orphans supported by Climbing For Christ's Project 1:27.
Nationality: Malawian. Occupation: C4C missionary to East Africa. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2010, 2011, 2014 (twice), 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Malawi 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. (Note: Kilimanjaro 2010 and 2011 included trips from Tanzania to Malawi, partnering with Searchlight Ministries, where Damson served. After meeting Damson in 2010, Climbing For Christ paid for his college education in Lilognwe, Malawi. He accepted a call to serve as C4C's missionary to East and Southern Africa begi... Read more »
Hayley Fallesen sharing love of Jesus with Kurdish children on Mission: Ararat 2013.
Nationality: American. Occupation: College student, professional ice-cream scooper and babysitter/nanny. Missions with C4C: Turkey 2013, Peru 2014, Tanzania 2014, Malawi 2016, and Nepal 2017.
How long have you climbed? I’ve been blessed to hike mountains of the world since I was a young girl. Type of climbing you do: Trekking, hiking and rock climbing. Highlight of climbing career: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014 and sharing the experience with my dad.
How long have you been a Christian? My whol... Read more »
Jordan Rowley, enjoying the Cordillera Blanca during Mission: Peru 2017.
Nationality: American (true citizenship in Heaven). Occupation: Since January 2011, I have been incredibly blessed to serve as the spiritual coordinator with Climbing For Christ! Missions with C4C: Haiti 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (January and November); Indonesia 2017 and 2018; Kilimanjaro 2014 (November), 2015 and 2018; Nepal 2013, 2015 and 2017, and Peru 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.
How long have you climbed? I’ve always enjoyed spending time outdoors, however, since working with Climbing... Read more »
Planting, watering, and God-given growth
By Jordan Rowley
C4C spiritual coordinator
Even prior to departing for Tanzania on Nov. 10, the Lord instilled in me a humbling sense that I would be tasting fruit from work that had taken place long before my involvement. Indeed the fruit was sweet, as the planting and watering has been divinely directed since 1998 – when God first placed the vision of Climbing For Christ upon the heart of its founding president, Gary Fallesen.
“We took our first mission team to Kilimanjaro in 2007. During that trip, God intersected the paths of G... Read more »
Kilimanjaro holds a special place in the formation and growth of Climbing For Christ. As Gary Fallesen was training to climb Kilimanjaro in 1998, God spoke to him and told him to start a Christian climbing organization. From that meeting on a road, Climbing For Christ was eventually born. In the original “Mission: Vision,” written in 2004, Kilimanjaro was identified as a “model mission,” where we could serve the hundreds of guides and porters and reach tens of thousands of trekkers.
In 2007, our first short-term team went to Kilimanjaro. As always, God had gone before ... Read more »
Sunday, Nov. 23
Damson Samson teaching during our evangelism conference. (Photo by Jordan Rowley)
Damson, our missionary to East Africa, finished his four days of travel by bus from northeastern Tanzania to southern Malawi.
“I am humbled to let you know that I have arrived well and I want to send my thanks to all members who had their time in prayer for the sake of the conference. It was a great work done to His glory,” Damson said.
“What a blessed trip to be with Jordan, the Spirit-filled servant. We witnessed the power of God at work in all areas in our time with ... Read more »
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PRAY: For the church to grow and arise. Tanzania is reportedly half Christian, but only 8 percent of “believers” attend worship. The lack of Biblical knowledge, the need for discipleship, and lifestyle changes that provide a genuine witness of Christ to Muslims and animists are among the needs.
GIVE: To support an indigenous worker who will serve among the guides and porters employed on Africa’s highest mountain. Send donations to Climbing For Christ, c/o Mission: Kilimanjaro, P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA. Or CLICK HERE and give online via PayPal.
GO: J... Read more »